Despite their unique appearance, seahorses are actually
members of the pipefish family. They have fins and gills,
just like other fish, and feed by slurping food into their
Seahorses live in warm, temperate waters among sea grasses,
mangroves, corals, and estuaries. To avoid being swept
away by shifting currents, they wrap their tails around
the stems of vegetation.
There are 32 seahorse species worldwide;Long Island Aquarium’s seahorse exhibit features the lined seahorse (Hippocampus
erectus), found locally.
Behind the scenes, Long Island Aquarium Aquarists maintain
an active seahorse breeding program that helps supply the
thriving pet trade – and other Aquariums – while
preserving wild populations.
The male seahorse is definitely not your average guy. He's the one that gets pregnant and bears children!